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Energy Workshop in Kaliningrad

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The Workshop “Energizing Sustainable Growth” took place in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation, on June 10-11th. The objective was to strengthen the dialogue with Russian partners within the climate and energy agenda. BDF was one of the organisers. Together with the Baltic Sea Region Energy Co-operation (BASREC), Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information Office in Kaliningrad and the Government of the Kaliningrad Region…

BDF Energy and Climate Seminar with CBSS Foreign Ministers

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In connection with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Ministerial meeting in Elsinore, Denmark, BDF organised a high-level seminar on energy and climate on June 4th as part of the meeting. The seminar on different energy scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region attracted different stakeholders from the private and public sector: International organisations, including Baltic Sea Region Energy…

BDF Chairman on Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region

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BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen today held a speech titled “Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region”at the 7th Annual Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) Conference at Copenhagen Business School. The theme of the Conference was “Leadership responsibility – global outlook and regional sustainability“. Read the speech: Leadership for a Sustainable Baltic Sea Region The global crisis has hit our Baltic…

BDF offers Summits as Venue for Progress Reporting on EU Strategy

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BDF Chairman proposes to Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, that BDF’s Summits become a yearly venue for discussing progress and update on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. At a meeting with EU Commissioner Danuta Hübner’s cabinet 29 April, Director Hans Brask handed over a letter from BDF Chairman Uffe Ellemann-Jensen proposing “that the BDF’s Summit…

BDF advocates Strategy Funding before Members of European Parliament

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BDF encourages Members of European Parliament to allocate targeted funds for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and to raise the question during the elections for the European Parliament. BDF Chairman, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen encourages the European Parliament, and in particular the members of Baltic Europe Intergroup and MEPs of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) in general,  to place…

Joint Application for Lead Role within EU Baltic Sea Strategy

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Six Baltic Sea organisations, among them BDF, have applied to the European Commission for the lead role in two projects within the upcoming EU Baltic Sea Strategy. The projects fall under the headings “Making the Baltic Sea Region an environmentally sustainable place” and “Making the Baltic Sea Region an Accessible and Attractive Region” respectively. The specific interest presented is focused…

BDF Strategy 2009

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Following a meeting of the BDF Board, an agreement has been reached on BDF’s role and activities in the Region during this year. Here is a short version of the BDF Strategy 2009. Short Presentation of the Baltic Development Forum Strategy 2009 The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) has created a positive atmosphere towards regional cooperation and…

Clean Tech Business Meeting with Swedish Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren

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In order to discuss the creation of a new regional business platform for clean water solutions for the Baltic Sea, Baltic Development Forum invited Swedish Minister for the Environment, Andreas Carlgren and companies in the water sector to an informal round table meeting on 16 April at BDF’s office in Copenhagen. Director Hans Brask introduced the topic by making reference…

Summit 2009 Prospectus

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Boosting Top of Europe! The 11th BDF Summit in Stockholm 5-6 October will focus on how to stay competitive on Top of Europe in light of multiple and often interlinked challenges. It is arranged in association with the Swedish EU Presidency during the second semester of 2009. The 11th BDF Summit 2009 will take place on 5-6 October in Stockholm…

Baltic Sea Energy Ministers strengthen Energy Cooperation

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Baltic Development Forum participated in the Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation (BASREC) Energy Ministers conference 17 – 18 February 2009 in Copenhagen. The representatives form the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Russia, Germany and the European Commission discussed solutions for the climate, security of energy supply and the need for renewed economic growth. The discussion items on the agenda were:…